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24th Jun '16 12:03:34 PM igordebraga
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* The first five ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' sequels are numbered. The sixth is simply titled ''Rocky Balboa''. And it will be followed by a SpinOffspring of sorts in ''Film/{{Creed}}'' (Rocky training the son of his rival-turned-friend).
* The ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' film series goes: ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien³]]'' [[note]]Yes, "Alien to the third power", NOT "Alien 3"[[/note]], and ''Film/AlienResurrection''. The SpinOff is called ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''... and the sequel to that [[http://www.thewrap.com/ridley-scott-reveals-prometheus-sequel-title-video/ will return with the franchise name]], 'Alien Covenant''.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}''.
** The fourth in the franchise is simply called {{The Predator}}.

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* The first five ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' sequels are numbered. The sixth is simply titled ''Rocky Balboa''. And it will be was followed by a SpinOffspring of sorts in ''Film/{{Creed}}'' (Rocky training the son of his rival-turned-friend).
* The ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' film series goes: ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''[[Film/{{Alien 3}} Alien³]]'' [[note]]Yes, "Alien to the third power", NOT "Alien 3"[[/note]], and ''Film/AlienResurrection''. The SpinOff is called ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''... and the sequel to that [[http://www.thewrap.com/ridley-scott-reveals-prometheus-sequel-title-video/ will return with the franchise name]], 'Alien ''Alien Covenant''.
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', ''Film/{{Predators}}''.
** The
''Film/{{Predators}}'', and the upcoming fourth in the franchise is simply called {{The Predator}}.film ''{{The Predator}}''.



* The first 5 ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' films were ordered numerically [[StoppedNumberingSequels until]] 1995's ''[[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers]]''. The following film was then titled ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'', killing two birds with one stone by commemorating the franchise's 20th anniversary while also making you think of the molecular composition of water. The only follow-up [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} before a reboot]] was ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''.

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* The first 5 ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' films were ordered numerically [[StoppedNumberingSequels until]] 1995's ''[[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers]]''. ''Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers''. The following film was then titled ''[[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later]]'', ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', killing two birds with one stone by commemorating the franchise's 20th anniversary while also making you think of the molecular composition of water. The only follow-up [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} before a reboot]] was ''Film/HalloweenResurrection''.



** Then there's the prequels and spinoffs: ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' (2009), a prequel, was intended to start a spinoff "X-Men Origins" franchise [[StillbornFranchise which never materialised]]; ''Film/TheWolverine'' (2013) was a mostly stand-alone story set after the original trilogy. However, the sequential films ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (2011), ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (2014)[[note]]which also partially follows on from the original trilogy and ''The Wolverine''[[/note]] and the upcoming ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' (2016) all have a consistent title-subtitle format.

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** Then there's the prequels and spinoffs: ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' (2009), a prequel, was intended to start a spinoff "X-Men Origins" franchise [[StillbornFranchise which never materialised]]; ''Film/TheWolverine'' (2013) was a mostly stand-alone story set after the original trilogy. However, the sequential films ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (2011), ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (2014)[[note]]which also partially follows on from the original trilogy and ''The Wolverine''[[/note]] and the upcoming ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' (2016) all have a consistent title-subtitle format.
18th Jun '16 7:42:02 AM twilicorn
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* Subverted with Music/{{Santana}}'s 2016 album ''Santana IV''. They've had well over 30 albums prior to this one. But it ''is'' the fourth album featuring nearly all of the Classic Santana lineup.
9th Jun '16 10:45:07 PM gewunomox
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* Early in their career, FranzFerdinand had intended to title all their albums simply ''Franz Ferdinand'', and differentiate them only by their cover art. Their producer talked them out of the idea.

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* Early in their career, FranzFerdinand Music/FranzFerdinand had intended to title all their albums simply ''Franz Ferdinand'', and differentiate them only by their cover art. Their producer talked them out of the idea.
8th Jun '16 11:48:19 AM Willbyr
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[[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet And just in case you're wondering]]: Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo

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[[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet And just in case you're wondering]]: Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo''Film/Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo''



* The ''{{Gatekeepers}}'' sequel series is named ''Anime/{{Gatekeepers 21}}''. The story occurs in the 21st century as opposed to the main story, which occurred during 1969.

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* The ''{{Gatekeepers}}'' ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' sequel series is named ''Anime/{{Gatekeepers 21}}''.''Anime/GateKeepers21''. The story occurs in the 21st century as opposed to the main story, which occurred during 1969.



* VampireKnight, and its second season, Vampire Knight Guilty. This one probably happened because Japanese people [[GratuitousEnglish really like the word "guilty"]] (''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''...).
* The second season of Manga/YuruYuri is named [[LuckyCharmsTitle YuruYuri]]♪♪ (Apparently pronounced ''Fuwa Fuwa Yuru Yuri'').

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* VampireKnight, ''Manga/VampireKnight'', and its second season, Vampire ''Vampire Knight Guilty.Guilty''. This one probably happened because Japanese people [[GratuitousEnglish really like the word "guilty"]] (''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''...).
* The second season of Manga/YuruYuri ''Manga/YuruYuri'' is named [[LuckyCharmsTitle YuruYuri]]♪♪ (Apparently pronounced ''Fuwa Fuwa Yuru Yuri'').
7th Jun '16 2:19:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' was followed by ''Anime/MacrossII''. That was logical enough, but since [[CanonDiscontinuity the series' creators were not consulted with Macross II]], to avoid accepting its existence the "official" sequels have followed this trope ever since: ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', ''Anime/MacrossZero'', ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. Yes, that's in order.

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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' was followed by ''Anime/MacrossII''. That was logical enough, but since [[CanonDiscontinuity the series' creators were not consulted with Macross II]], for it]], to avoid accepting its ''II''[='s=] existence the "official" sequels have followed this trope ever since: ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', ''Anime/MacrossZero'', ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''.''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', ''Anime/MacrossDelta''. Yes, that's in order.
6th Jun '16 4:08:34 PM Doug86
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** These, of course, were following in the footsteps of the older UniversalHorror (''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'').

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** These, of course, were following in the footsteps of the older UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror (''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'', ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'').
2nd Jun '16 3:47:36 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Archer}}''
** InUniverse, Krieger mentions that he and his holographic girlfriend are having a "mushi" night, sushi and movies. The movies they're watching are called ''[[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles The Fisherman's Wife]]'' and ''The Fisherman's Wife 2: The Retentacling''.

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* ''Series/{{Archer}}''
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''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': InUniverse, Krieger mentions that he and his holographic girlfriend are having a "mushi" night, sushi and movies. The movies they're watching are called ''[[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles The Fisherman's Wife]]'' and ''The Fisherman's Wife 2: The Retentacling''.
27th May '16 7:03:02 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': The [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/archive.html 'Deathly Dungeons']] subplots, (all of which are divisions of the larger 'Inert Vessel' story arc.) Thus far, they include 'Deathly Dungeons,' 'Deathly Dungeons II: The Fungus Forest,' and 'Deathly Dungeons III: Even Dungeonier.'



* Happened to ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' in Japan; while ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]'' had sense, there's no excuse for ''[[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Super-God Masterforce]]'' or ''[[Anime/TransformersVictory Victory]]''. They did this very often, spawning no less than ''fourteen'' differently named series (not all televised, or even given fiction at all; Operation Combination is a toyline only, for example.) in Japan, though "only" seven in English-speaking countries.

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* Happened to ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' in Japan; while ''[[Anime/TransformersHeadmasters Headmasters]]'' had sense, there's no excuse for ''[[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Super-God Masterforce]]'' or ''[[Anime/TransformersVictory Victory]]''. They did this very often, spawning no less than ''fourteen'' differently named series (not all televised, or even given fiction at all; Operation Combination is a toyline toy line only, for example.) in Japan, though "only" seven in English-speaking countries.



* [[Toys/CSToys CSToys The Alternatives]] is an oddly named {{spinoff}} of a live show done by a toystore in Japan.

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* [[Toys/CSToys CSToys The Alternatives]] is an oddly named {{spinoff}} of a live show done by a toystore toy store in Japan.



* Similarly, try to figure out how old a camera is by model numbers. Sometimes these model numbers will change ''depending on what country the camera is being sold in''. Even for the more expensive Digital SLR cameras such as the Rebels, the 60D, and the 1DmkIV, the model numbers don't seem to do much to tell you the cameras' relation to eachother, aside from additional digits in the EOS model numbers implying that the camera is progressively cheaper (A few years ago, a Canon Rebel EOS 450D ran for about seven or eight hundred bucks. The Canon 1DmkII at the time ran for something close to ''five thousand'' dollars.)

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* Similarly, try to figure out how old a camera is by model numbers. Sometimes these model numbers will change ''depending on what country the camera is being sold in''. Even for the more expensive Digital SLR cameras such as the Rebels, the 60D, and the 1DmkIV, the model numbers don't seem to do much to tell you the cameras' relation to eachother, each other, aside from additional digits in the EOS model numbers implying that the camera is progressively cheaper (A few years ago, a Canon Rebel EOS 450D ran for about seven or eight hundred bucks. The Canon 1DmkII at the time ran for something close to ''five thousand'' dollars.)



* Desktop IBM and compatible computers. The early versions were named based on their Intel microprocessor chip [[NumberedSequel number]]: 8086 and 8088, followed by the 80186 (which almost nobody ever even heard of, superceeded almost immediately by) 80286, 80386, and 80486. Intel complained that AMD and other knockoffs were using their names but were informed that one couldn't trademark a number, so with the 80586 they changed the name to "Pentium," followed by the Pentium II, III, etc.

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* Desktop IBM and compatible computers. The early versions were named based on their Intel microprocessor chip [[NumberedSequel number]]: 8086 and 8088, followed by the 80186 (which almost nobody ever even heard of, superceeded superseded almost immediately by) 80286, 80386, and 80486. Intel complained that AMD and other knockoffs were using their names but were informed that one couldn't trademark a number, so with the 80586 they changed the name to "Pentium," followed by the Pentium II, III, etc.



* UsefulNotes/MacOS X is usually more known by its codename more than its version number (which just increments past the decimal). Except they started with big cats. As of 10.9, they're using locations in California starting with the odd-sounding Mavericks (after a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavericks,_California major big-wave surfing area in San Mateo County]]).

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* UsefulNotes/MacOS X is usually more known by its codename code name more than its version number (which just increments past the decimal). Except they started with big cats. As of 10.9, they're using locations in California starting with the odd-sounding Mavericks (after a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavericks,_California major big-wave surfing area in San Mateo County]]).
21st May '16 3:22:03 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheExorcist'' was followed by ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic'' and ''Film/TheExorcistIII'', then got prequels in both ''Film/ExorcistTheBeginning'' (done by Renny Harlin after Paul Schrader's film was relegated to TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment) and ''Film/DominionPrequelToTheExorcist'' (Schrader's film), the last of which is probably the only movie in history to have a declarative statement in the title informing you that it's a sequel/prequel to another film.

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* ''Film/TheExorcist'' was followed by ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic'' and ''Film/TheExorcistIII'', then got prequels in both ''Film/ExorcistTheBeginning'' (done by Renny Harlin Creator/RennyHarlin after Paul Schrader's film was relegated to TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment) and ''Film/DominionPrequelToTheExorcist'' (Schrader's film), the last of which is probably the only movie in history to have a declarative statement in the title informing you that it's a sequel/prequel to another film.
5th May '16 4:38:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''AshesToAshes'' is a sequel series to ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' set in London, eight years later. Both are DavidBowie song titles. The ironic thing is that the song "Ashes to Ashes" is a sequel to the song "Space Oddity," which is not the name of a TV show. Yet.

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* ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is a sequel series to ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' set in London, eight years later. Both are DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie song titles. The ironic thing is that the song "Ashes to Ashes" is a sequel to the song "Space Oddity," which is not the name of a TV show. Yet.
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